Timothy C. Bass

Timothy C. Bass: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Attorney Awards


Tim Bass is an accomplished trial attorney who focuses his practice on insurance coverage contests, financial institution litigation and breach of contract actions. He also has substantial experience in real estate disputes, construction defect claims, business torts, employment matters, and personal injury/product liability claims. Tim routinely serves as lead counsel on jury trials and arbitrations, and has wide-ranging courtroom experience in multiple jurisdictions across the country. He clerked in the Virginia courts after law school, and regularly appears before those judges, but also frequently litigates in Maryland and the District of Columbia on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He is also a founding member of the firm's eDiscovery & eRetention Practice, which concentrates on the preservation, management, and retrieval of electronically stored information.


•D&O, E&O and CGL coverage matters
•Commercial lease agreements and service delivery contracts
•Investment suitability determinations
•Payments owed on bonds and other instruments
•Real estate purchase agreements
•Landlord/tenant disputes
•Construction defects and subcontractor claims
•Executive liability and employer liability
•Product defects
•Business frauds


•Hon. Arthur B. Vieregg, Jr., Fairfax County Circuit Court

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms Edition, Law Firm of the Year, Real Estate - Litigation, 2017

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703.749.1367  Phone
703.749.1301  Fax
University Attended:
Duke University, B.A., Public Policy Studies, Dean's List; Member, Duke University Undergraduate Judicial Board
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Dean's List, Honors in Legal Research and Writing, Semifinalist in Barrister's Council Trial Competition, Member in ATLA Trial Team, Participant in Federal Legislation Clinic
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; 1998, District of Columbia; 1996, Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1996 to Present
•Member, Virginia Bar Association, 1996 to Present
•Volunteer for multiple fundraisers benefiting cancer research
•Volunteer for Pro Bono Clinics to Assist Immigrants
•Coach, Local Youth Basketball and Soccer Teams

Birth Information:
Alexandria, Virginia, May 27, 1971
Reported Cases:
Experience: Insurance Coverage Representations: Litigated several construction defect coverage claims involving condominium complexes and spas built in Las Vegas.; Defended multiple CGL coverage claims arising from aviation related personal injury and property damage claims.; Investigated and defended various coverage claims and liability lawsuits arising out of an employee's theft of $180 million in surety bonds.; Litigated property damage claims and insurance coverage claims arising out of 9/11.; Defended against E&O coverage claim brought by a North Carolina accounting firm.; Real Estate Industry Representations: Obtained significant compensation for a national residential developer who had been defrauded in real estate transactions.; Defended national residential home developer in breach of contract claims arising from cancelled purchase agreements.; Advised developer in claims associated with delayed construction of a casino.; Obtained eight figure recovery for breach of restrictive covenants in a lease agreement.; Financial Services Industry Representation: Prosecuted claims on behalf of a national bank and bond insurer for defaults on construction bonds issued to municipal authorities.; Defended national bank in claims designed to circumvent payments of special assessments used to fund bond payments.; Absolved one of the largest brokerage firms from liability for various securities fraud and suitability claims in multiple cases brought before FINRA, NASD and NYSE Arbitration Panels.; Defended major financial services advisor in claims arising from alleged mismanagement of investment account and life insurance policies.; Executive Liability Representations: Defended former CFO of a public hospital in claims brought in the context of bankruptcy litigation.; Defended former Executive VP of a medical service provider who was sued for negligent oversight of company's regulatory compliance activities.; Obtained multimillion-dollar recovery for C-Suite executive who assisted in developing a unique software program for his former employer.; Employment & Labor Representation: Defended employer in defamation, discrimination and wrongful discharge matters brought by a former executive.; Defended police department in discrimination claims brought by a former officer.; Legal Internship: Law Clerk, AT&T Law and Government Affairs

Peer Reviews

Washington, District of Columbia

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